'I Have Great Optimism' For The Country, Says Navy Four-Star Admiral | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1

‘I Have Great Optimism’ For The Country, Says Navy Four-Star Admiral | Morning Joe | MSNBC


Retired United States Navy four-star admiral William McRaven joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book 'The Hero Code' and why he's optimistic for the future of America. Aired on 04/13/2021.
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'I Have Great Optimism' For The Country, Says Navy Four-Star Admiral | Morning Joe | MSNBC


  1. This is what intelligent honorable people sound like- this has been missing for the past 4 years. Time to rebuild even while others continue to throw rocks at the builders……..nothing new.

    1. Russia is massing troops on the border with Ukraine. Ukraine is threatening to take Crimea back by force.

      China is threatening Taiwan and its neighbors while also threatening our ships and Navy.

      N Korea is testing missiles again and restarting their nuclear weapons program.

      Iran has been emboldened and making more than their normal threats.

      Our southern border is a humanitarian disaster caused directly by this administration, and the administration that promised transparency is hiding it and not letting the media have access.

      Ford is closing a plant and moving it to Mexico after just bringing it back from Mexico because of the current Administration’s plan for Increased taxes.

      Price of steel up 145%, lumber 126%, wheat up 25%, food index up 25%, cotton 35%, silver 38%, copper 50%, soybeans 71%, oil 80%, etc, etc.

      Pipeline jobs lost.

      Wall construction jobs lost.

      1.9 trillion in stimulus that funds the administrations pet projects and only paid a fraction to the people.

      29 trillion in debt with 4.8 trillion projected 2021 deficit before the 2 trillion dollar stimulus proposed today for the new green deal.

      6+% unemployment with millions of job openings that can’t be filled because federal unemployment assistance makes it more advantageous for people to stay home than work.

      All in the first 70 days.

      The current president is a disaster. Hold on, the next 4 years are going to be rough .

    2. Climate poppycock lies, that is not a proper foundation. This woke attack on whites is not a proper foundation

    3. @Cliff Medina Hey Cliff, being a partisan hack…don’t you think there were just a few things wrong over the last 4 years or is your ‘god’ incapable of failure? Do you not care about over 500, 000 Americans dead from a hopeless ‘do-nothing’ approach to a global pandemic? Oh, that’s right “fake news”……predictable….don’t forget he lied about the election because of incapability to accept he lost. Those who do not accept their mistakes CONTINUE TO MAKE THEM….at least Biden has capacity to see his mistakes. And your so-called “pet projects” (like getting your son-in-law to do everything like “Middle East Peace” with NO QUALIFICATIONS croneyism) is also CONNING people to pay thousands to give money for nothing but a LIE. Another “pet project” was ignoring the Climate Crisis and blaming new industries like Wind and Solar power for problems that DO NOT EXIST & trying to dismantle EPA protections. No fresh water, clean air or sustainable industries mean you are all going to be ‘without’ in the near future anyway (and the current president talked about bringing back steel industries to provide for the STIMULUS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN. YOUR “GOD” WANTED INFRASTRUCTURE AS A “PET PROJECT” TOO- BUT that IS OKAY then??)…not forgetting all the coastal areas demolished from rising seas (there are places NOW where people have to flee due to the sea rising). Also your “pet projects” of blaming a government for 70 days to the unemployment rate when other countries who handled their pandemic correctly had half the RATE, a fraction of DEATHS and half the issues and are now open and running for business….just keep on ignoring how much of THOSE PERCENTAGES YOU QUOTE ARE DUE TO THE “GOLDEN GOD”… While you continue to blame all Democrats and think only Republicans are ‘gods’ then YOUR COUNTRY will continue to have problems because you need CO-OPERATION TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING (not division & chaos). My country is mostly bi-partisan on all the issues I’ve mentioned and we have had infrastructure programs completed by both sides over the last 4 decades….OUR ROADS ARE PRETTY GOOD, YOURS are terrible.
      Our SOLAR & WIND & environmental “pet projects”- which have stimulated our economy, improved our quality of life and now we have to wait for the rest of the world to catch up (which all are thanks to Paris Accord- except for YOU) protect our coastlines- could be too late…there is already mass migration from island nations due to rising seas & melting polar caps, sea food shortages (our waters are pristine and plentiful but your fishermen have THE OPPOSITE, thanks to your ‘gods’ and their pig-headedness NOT promoting/investing in future and sustainable industries- YOU will eventually RUN OUT OF FUEL & RAW MATERIALS- your economy & politicians that have an over-reliance on such products, cannot be replaced once gone, then we’ll see an even greater rise in their costs- over here Solar, Wind and alternative fuels are getting cheaper every DAY). So you obviously do not care about the future, maybe you do not have kids but the rest of the world DOES…also food production will stop if the water supply is either gone or polluted. Our farmers are constantly signing up for sustainable practices because it means their business continues, food production thrives, it reduces aridification of the land & protects farms from pests, protects farms from harmful weather events….AND REDUCES FIRES…IN THE FUTURE. i.e. sensible practices – protect investment…
      Then you’ll see cost of wheat & barley rise…won’t you?
      p.s. I thought YOU DID NOT CARE about other countries…America FIRST, yet you blurt about all imagined problems around the world apparently due to the last 70 days only? Well, I’m sure Biden will at least LISTEN TO HIS SECRET SERVICE & GENERALS TO SOLVE THESE….we’ll see. ALSO- you LIE (suprise, suprise FOX cultist)…Putin had already made moves into Ukraine, Ukraine into Crimea, China & Tiawan, North Korea (licking boots again) & Iran- ALL for a long time while the ‘golden god’ was in power. YOU LIE & ignore how much ‘he’ is responsible for THAT because he licked Putin’s (& Jong-un’s boots) and threw his own Americans under the bus choosing to believe the dictator instead. You will say it is all “fake news”- very convenient even when he spoke live on TV. Russia was emboldened by ‘your dictator’ & China was already ‘moving on Taiwan’ well before (numerous problems with this from decades ago)…. you are cherry picking everything because MAGA’s are INSATIABLY IN-LOVE with a con-man-celebrity-dictator-wanna-be…YOU ARE IN A CULT. That is why you are CONNED by HIM. He will forever DO NOTHING (but tweet & play golf), PROMISE EVERYTHING, TELL YOU HOW GREAT HE IS, TAKE YOUR MONEY FALSELY & NEVER CARE ABOUT YOU yet you all continue to say “he cares about the American people”…HE CARES LESS THAN EVERYONE ELSE IN YOUR GOVERNMENT. Even Mitch cares more. That is why he continues to claim money from you all, even if it kills you.
      YOU have invested in the wrong horse….a guy given millions from his Dad to start a business is NEVER going to be a “self-started businessman” but YOU ALL ATE IT UP.
      How was Trump University & how was investment in Atlantic City Casino?
      What about paying him to host the G-7 at Doral? No corrupt behaviour from him just Biden according to Fox & Friends & YOU MAGAS? So DEPLORABLE & GULLIBLE.
      p.s. How was it to storm your Capitol on January 6th you MAGA CULT?

  2. McRaven talks about inspiration- we need to lift one another up.
    Sense of Duty: McCain Sense of serving yourself only: previous occupant of our White House

  3. I so agree with him, our kids are incredible, way better than the old people still holding onto hate.

    1. Cause we’ve lived what people like you are destroying and you’re not even aware of it…..sad.

    2. @Sam Harris That’s an excuse for you? Wow! Guess you don’t have any children that are teachers.

    3. @Giles Bowman You all destroyed (give credit where credit is due). We are attempting to repair (attempting). And hopefully not to late for other generations.

  4. After having virtually no press secretary for 4 years, just to have chump crammed and forced violintly down our throats… It is a refreshing welcome reverse back to normal with Jen Psaki and her intelligence in speaking and informing we the people.

    1. You must’ve been living in a cave because we had several press secretaries during the Trump administration. We marked all of them. The media was in their places with bright shiny faces every day so there was a press conference. The media was very confrontational and the press secretaries were able to found this off and provide information.
      Like I said. I was very impressed with Jim when she first began. She now carries a notebook in with her and she reads from her notes. You’ll recall that we marked the Trump press secretaries for doing this but none of them ever read from their notes verbatim.
      Jen has also had to walk back some of her comments particularly about the border. She is starting to dance around some questions. This is a very stressful job and it is important for her to be transparent. I think the ladies, both with Trump and now with Joe have done a lot better than some of the male press secretaries.

    2. Give me a break! She’s just as political as anyone else! She just sounds nicer but behind that facade is a conniving press person!

    1. The governor of Florida is my top hero, he stands for freedom and yes science. Florida and Texas look pretty great on any comparison worth its salt

  5. Read his book, “Make Your Bed.” Is a quick read and very inspiring lessons to potentially live a better life.

  6. I love this guy. His commencement speech at the University of Texas is still the best I’ve ever heard!

  7. We need heroes today! Especially in government. I am so thankful that there are men and women with character and ethics who tell the truth and keep doing their jobs so that the American people can depend on them because we are. Thank you.

  8. After this we really see what incredibly small men DT and those who enable him are. Duty is not in their vocabulary.

  9. “Above all, we should bear in mind that our liberty is not an end in itself; it is a means to win respect for human dignity for all classes of our society.”
    Admiral H.G. Rickover, Father of the US Nuclear Navy

  10. I can totally imagine him as a 8-year-old. Seems he hasn’t change much outside, grew a great deal as a man. Thank you so much for your service, Admiral McRaven!

  11. From an Iraq Vet that made it a point to hand out beanie babies and school supplies to the children I encountered, Thank you Sir.

    1. Bet they loved those Beanie Babies and probably still have them and will always remember you. Heard of the Candy Bomber in Berlin after WW2?

  12. Totally agree with his comments about millenials and Gen Z…they give me hope!! Great interview from an officer and a gentleman! Thank you, sir.

  13. Admiral McRaven is one of our greatest hero’s. He is a wonderful role model for all age groups

  14. I come from the Pacific n live in Australia AND this man is my hero for democracy m buying his book God you

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